July 1, 2021
– Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced the reappointment of
Ernest Figueroa as Nevada’s State Consumer Advocate and head of the Bureau of
Consumer Protection. This is Figueroa’s second term serving as Nevada’s
Consumer Advocate after being appointed in 2017.
began his state service in 2001 as a Deputy Attorney General with the Bureau of
Consumer Protection, most recently serving as a Chief Deputy Attorney General
with the Bureau. Figueroa has spent his legal career finding ways to protect
Nevada’s consumers. Under his tenure, the Bureau of Consumer Protection has
played an integral role in Nevada’s opioid litigation to bring justice for the
thousands of Nevada families devastated by the opioid crisis. The Bureau of
Consumer Protection also played an instrumental role in the last Nevada Power
rate case that resulted in a $93M rate decrease for southern Nevada ratepayers
and a $120 million bill credit in December, 2020.
Figueroa is a hard-working and humble public servant who has spent his career
helping Nevadans,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “I’m proud to
reappoint him today so he can continue his important efforts for all Nevada
previous duties included managing the Civil Fraud Unit, where he played an
instrumental role in the successful resolution of several high-profile cases,
including the National Mortgage Settlement, State of Nevada v. Bank of America,
HSBC and JPMorgan Chase, all resulting in important relief for Nevada and its
residents. He also previously served as Nevada’s representative on the National
Multistate Settlement Monitoring Committee.
forward, I am proud to continue to lead the Bureau of Consumer Protection in
its task to represent Nevada’s consumers and fight for their rights and
protections,” said Ernest Figueroa. “
Figueroa received his undergraduate degree in Economics from
Claremont McKenna College in 1994 and his juris doctorate from the California
Western School of Law in 1996.
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